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Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 September 2007, 11:09 GMT 12:09 UK
Japan v England photos

Japan fans generate some atmosphere

The travelling Japan fans are in good voice ahead of their side's Group A match against England

Sawa and Williams go up for a header

Homare Sawa and Fara Williams contest possession as both sides look to assert themselves in the early stages

Eniola Aluko looks to create something for England

As the half wears on, the ball repeatedly finds its way to Eniola Aluko who finds plenty of space on the left wing

Smith goes forward for England

One of the best chances of the half falls to Kelly Smith but a last-ditch tackle prevents her from finishing

Aluko misses a great opportunity

An error by Japan goalkeeper Miho Fukumoto gifts Aluko a golden opportunity but she misses with the goal at her mercy

Miyama celebrates with her team-mates

England start the second half brightly but fall behind in the 55th minute when Aya Miyama's free-kick beats Rachel Brown

Smith kisses her boot as part of her celebrations

Hope Powell's team lay siege to Japan's goal but the ball stays out until the 81st minute when Smith levels in assured fashion

Smith celebrates her second

Three minutes later Smith scores again, after seeing her initial shot saved, to turn the game on its head

Japan's players celebrate their late equaliser

However, with the game deep into injury time, a second superb Miyama free-kick steals a point for the Asian side



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